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New Year, New Inspirations


Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season with your friends and family. I’m definitely ready to dive into a new year after a hard Fall season – our family was sick week after week and then right when we were feeling healthy and getting back into the groove, my grandmother passed away. Let’s just say, a fresh start was needed for me.

This year, I’m setting out to have a few resolutions that I can achieve every day. Life last year was hectic, but I was able to un-intentionally start some goals for myself that I want to continue this year.

Clean the Clutter

Yes, at the beginning of each year this is a goal for many, but I find that even cleaning the clutter from your everyday life makes a huge difference. We can all clean out closets but what about the everyday pile-up? Each night I walk around the house and clean everything up. It’s something I started doing and let me tell you, when I wake up in the morning it feels so good to have a tidy house. People ask me how I keep a clean house with a toddler and this is my secret.

Plan for Tomorrow

A girlfriend of mine – Camille Styles taught me this years ago. I asked her how she stayed on top of things with kids. She shared that she took 15 minutes each night to write out her to-do list, set goals and go over her schedule for the day. I haven’t been very good at this but this year I’m taking the time to achieve this goal.

Go to Sleep Earlier

This is something everyone should do. It’s incredible what a little extra sleep does for your body and mind. Nothing is more important than getting a full night sleep.

Try New Recipes

Do you ever get in the 10 recipe rotation rut? We certainly do in our house. Since I just cleaned out our pantry I can now see all of our cookbooks. I’m going to make my way through one recipe from each cookbook this year. Some I’ve never even cracked open!

Take Time for Myself

This is something I definitely don’t do enough of. Whether it’s going to a workout class, meeting up with a girlfriend for coffee, going to a coffee shop to actually read through a magazine. Even 30 minutes does wonders for the soul.

What are your goals for 2017? I’d love to know!


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